CLIFTON, NJ – Just 10 days ago, police charged a Clifton, New Jersey man for operating his car wash against the orders of Governor Phil Murphy. Today, June 15th, it is once again legal to operate a car wash in New Jersey. Many have operated their washes under the radar and away from Murphy’s prying eyes and got away with it but for the Clean Way Hand Car Wash, court dates and trials are in their future.
A Clifton small business owner received a visit from police at the height of the George Floyd mass-gatherings in Clifton, New Jersey for violating Governor Phil Murphy’s draconic anti-business COVID-19 executive orders. According to police, the business owner was charged on May 30 by the Randolph Police Department with violating the emergency orders by having workers wash and dry cars by hand at his business, Clean Way Hand Car Wash on South Salem Street.
According to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, “He had been warned previously.”
Today, car washes across New Jersey can reopen. What wasn’t safe 10 days ago has now been deemed safe by Governor Murphy.
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